Toronto’s Wavelength Music is going forward with their 2021 Wavelength Winter Festival by moving the festival online with a series of four streamed shows throughout February.
Alongside the Harbourfront Centre’s Kuumba Festival, this year’s Wavelength Winter Festival will spotlight Black Canadian artists making invaluable contributions to the Canadian music community; and will include performances by 2020 Polaris Music Prize short-listed nominee, Witch Prophet, 2020 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize winner, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Toronto punk rockers, the OBGMs, and a headlining performance by 2020 Polaris Music Prize winner, Backxwash. Toronto’s Hannah Georgas will also headline the event.
In keeping with a long-running reputation of featuring artists long before they break, Wavelength Winter Festival will also feature performances by Pitchfork-acclaimed New Age art-pop trio Shabason, Krgovich & Harris, Ojibway artist Daniel Monkman’s shoegaze-influenced project, Zoon, bilingual electro-pop singer Maryze, psychedelic rock duo Kali Horse, and Stephen Colbert-approved Cameroonian-Canadian folk-pop singer/songwriter Clerel.
In addition, festival programming will also include online talks and panels, the details for which will be announced in the coming weeks.
Make sure to check out Wavelength Music on YouTube to set your reminders to tune in to this year’s Wavelength Winter Festival.
Wavelength Winter Festival Line Up
Saturday, February 20
BACKXWASH (Montreal – DIY metallic rapper/producer & 2020 Polaris Music Prize winner) – 9 pm
ZOON (Hamilton – Ojibway-led, swoony shoegaze noise-pop / Paper Bag Records) – 8 pm
MARYZE (Montreal – electro-pop singer, Hot Tramp Management) – 7 pm
Sunday, February 21
HANNAH GEORGAS (Toronto – World-renowned indie-pop artist / Arts & Crafts + Brassland Records) – 9 pm
CLEREL (Montreal – Colbert-approved, Cameroon-Canadian folk-pop singer/songwriter) – 8 pm
Friday, February 26
THE OBGMs (Toronto – Buzzy Black-fronted punk rockers) – 9 pm
KALI HORSE (Toronto – Psychedelic rock duo, fka Kaleidoscope Horse) – 8 pm
Saturday, February 27
BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND (Halifax – Canadian composer and songwriting legend) – 9 pm
WITCH PROPHET (Toronto – Ethiopian/Eritrean trip-hop phenom, 2020 Polaris Prize short-listed) – 8 pm
SHABASON, & HARRIS (Toronto/Vancouver – Pitchfork-acclaimed New Age art-pop trio) – 7 pm
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.